Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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December 13, 2017

Thanks to our donors for supporting our work in 2017.

 
Ethiopia mental health
October 03, 2017

In recent years, severe drought and the resulting die-off of livestock have forced thousands of formerly nomadic people to settle near Galorgube, a small town in the Doolo Zone of Ethiopia’s Somali region. The situation has led to a humanitarian emergency in the area, with an acute malnutrition crisis and outbreaks of disease taking a heavy toll on the displaced population. The number of young children with severe acute malnutrition in Doolo Zone is now at the highest point in the ten years Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has worked in the area.

September 26, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed psychosocial support teams in several areas of Mexico City, Mexico, to provide mental health care to those affected by the earthquake that struck on Tuesday, September 19. MSF teams, made up of psychologists and social workers, are working in conjunction with rescue efforts to assist families who either lost or can no longer return to their homes following the earthquake.

September 26, 2017

In response to the earthquake that struck Mexico on September 19, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed psychosocial teams in Mexico City and has sent mobile teams to remote areas to provide medical and psychological care to those affected by the earthquake.

September 21, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed four psychosocial support teams in several areas of Mexico City and is closely evaluating the psychological and medical needs in the state of Morelos following the powerful earthquake that struck on September 19, said the international medical humanitarian organization on Thursday.

August 29, 2017

As a cholera epidemic surges through South Kivu, there is a high risk the situation will spiral out of control.

June 27, 2017

May 22, 2017

Cholera often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, trash collection, and proper toilets. It causes profuse diarrhea and vomiting which can lead to death by intense dehydration, sometimes within a matter of hours. 

April 03, 2017

On Sunday, April 2, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent a multidisciplinary team consisting of a coordinator, a doctor, a nurse, a psychologist, and a logistician to Mocoa, Colombia, to assess the medical needs of people affected by this weekend's landslides.

The teams traveled to different parts of Colombia, where for 15 years MSF has provided primary, mental and sexual and reproductive health care to victims of armed conflict and violence in isolated populations in twenty departments of the country.

March 31, 2017

Brazilian administrator Fabio Biolchini just returned from a year with the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) emergency team, responding to epidemics and other crises across the breadth of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Here, he reflects on his experiences.

I’ve just come back from DRC, where I lived for one year on my fourth assignment with MSF, after working in Haiti, Turkey, and Central African Republic.

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